1951 STANFORD UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL SCRAPBOOK - NEWS CLIPPINGS & BIG GAME TICKET STUB
STANFORD UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL SCRAPBOOK filled with NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS FOR THE GAMES leading up to the BIG GAME, with a TICKET STUB for the BIG GAME that took place on Saturday, November 24, 1951, laid-in at the rear. The 1951 Stanford Football team made it to the Rose Bowl.
Scrapbook, no covers, 18 leaves (36 pages), 8x11.5 inches, bound with two brass brads. STANFORD 1951 is written at the bottom of the first page. Newspaper clippings relating to the Stanford 1951 football games are pasted onto both sides of the leaves. Articles are pasted chronologically game to game. The clippings show scores, game details, major plays, star players, etc.
The last page has a ticket stub for the BIG GAME. The stub is loose but it appears to have been lightly glued on because there are some glue remnants and a small scrape on the backside.
Condition: The scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings are age toned, the articles have various creases and some edge wear, overall the clippings are clear and fully legible; the Big Game ticket stub has some glue remnants and a few scrapes on its backside.
About the 1951 STANFORD FOOTBALL TEAM (from Wikipedia):
******The 1951 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University in the 1951 college football season. Stanford was led by first year head coach Chuck Taylor. The team was a member of the Pacific Coast Conference and played their home games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.
The 1950 season had ended in disappointing fashion after high expectations and a fast start. Head coach Marchmont Schwartz resigned following the season, and to replace him Stanford hired Chuck Taylor, a former Stanford All-American guard and member of Stanford's undefeated 1940 team which defeated Nebraska in the 1941 Rose Bowl.
Led by the passing attack of senior quarterback Gary Kerkorian and senior end Bill McColl, Stanford ran out to a 9-0 start and took a #3 ranking into the Big Game, where they were 13 point favorites over rival California. Cal upset the Indians 20-7, but as PCC champions, Stanford was invited to the 1952 Rose Bowl against Big Ten champion and 4th ranked Illinois.******